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Youngsuk Kum, Calligrapher and Painter

The NUNCHI gallery bears the name of a Korean concept, so quite naturally it turned to
a Korean artist to personalize each box protecting it first publication.

Life is the reason for the brushstroke, and the reason for art.
The stroke that makes the other come alive; it is the trace of the movement of life that includes both the notion of time and existence. The very substance of art where we listen to the breath.
The stroke that carries its existence as it is; the stroke that makes the world breathe by its life force; the stroke that gives energy where there is no more impulse; the stoke that offers a balance of forces; the stroke whose light shines to make things grow; the stroke that consoles in silence; the stroke that is also a great sound like an oracle, with a rhythm like music …
So what is a stroke of this form that comes to life at the moment of creation?
The strokes of ink penetrate deeply by taking with them all the imaginary elements, leaving the trace of the gesture’s fast and slow rhythmic movement. Even the strokes that are thirsty and those that are lost, all become part of the process to fulfill the expressions of life. Whether alone or intermingled, the strokes are a condensation of time. In the infinite quest, it can be the shape of roots or branches, or other less formal subjects.
Strokes of nature are the trace of life; the conscious and unconscious, chance and the intuition of the artist are all represented with the movement of the brush and the variety of tones of the ink. The strokes are often cleaned off and disappear, empty, they fill again. By smoothly applying the substance as a brushstroke does, all its vitality is revealed and the artist seeks the life that is given word in creation.
Thus, art is an approach to seeking what is intrinsic to life.